Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is the largest city in the northern Idaho Panhandle, with a population of approximately 50,000. This town holds the feel of a small community where neighbors have a relationship with one another, and shop owners know their customers by name. Located 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington, the Coeur d’Alene area is home to more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance, a result of glaciers from the ice age. Coeur d’Alene lies to the north of Lake Coeur d’Alene and is commonly known as Lake City.

From pristine spring golfing and endless water play in the summer to spectacular fall colors and snowcapped winter mountains, Coeur d’Alene majestically displays all four seasons with a variety of activities to accompany each season. And when you’re a city built on a lake, play comes a little more naturally. Boating. Biking. Beaches. Skiing. Sailing. Golfing. Hiking. Swimming. Paddleboarding. Camping. Exploring. It’s all right here.

Lake Coeur d’Alene is a wonderfully diverse area with many beautiful spots and facilities to enjoy. There is something magical about Lake Coeur d’Alene that’s hard to define but begins with the spectacular North Idaho sunsets and moonrises, the plunge of an osprey after a fish, and the glowing lights of downtown Coeur d’Alene reflecting across its waters at night. There are several exciting activities to choose from, such as kayaking and sailing, scenic flights, parasailing, watersports, cruises and swimming. For the more peaceful adventurer, there are also fishing and golf opportunities as well as bike trekking on the Coeur d’Alene Trail. Renting a boat is a good way to explore the lake, take in the scene, and feel the warmth of the sun while lounging on a vessel. At The Coeur d’Alene Resort you can challenge the world’s only Floating Green with stunning views from nearly every hole.

A short drive from Coeur d’Alene, Silver Mountain Resort is a year-round destination that includes an indoor waterpark, seasonal mountain biking and golf, as well as tubing and skiing in the winter. Of course, there’s more to Coeur d’Alene than its expansive nature opportunities. Despite its modest size, the town boasts minimal traffic, is easy to explore on foot, offers delectable dining options as well as a seasonal Kootenai County Farmer’s Market, and an overall temperate climate to keep year-round pleasure in motion.

If you’re visiting as a family, be sure to visit Coeur d’Alene City Park and Independence Point to catch a movie at the Summer Concert Series, live music at the Bandshell, play at the swim beach or on the courts. Swing over to McEuen Park on a beautiful day to play on the city’s largest playground, which includes a colorful splashpad for the kids. Scenic cruises are also family friendly and take off daily from the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Silverwood Theme Park is a combo ride and slide amusement park that is sure to hold excitement for anyone in the group!

After a riveting day exploring the natural beauty surrounding Coeur d’Alene, the vibrant city nightlife does not disappoint. The night comes alive in and around Coeur d’Alene with many indoor and outdoor live performances. Local and regional bands can be found pretty much any night at the local watering holes, showcasing craft brews and wine. Prominent locations include: Honey Eatery & Social Club, Daft Badger Brewing, Slate Creek Brewery, Mad Bomber Brewing, and Coeur d’Alene Cellars. Don’t stop there; the arts and culture scene vary from professional, full-scale Broadway musicals to intimate community shows as well as a diverse collection of live theatre performances (The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Laura Little Productions, CDA Summer Theatre) and numerous art galleries (Cisco’s Gallery, Museum of North Idaho, Pinot’s Palette, The Art Spirit Gallery) with ever-changing displays.

 

Coeur d’Alene is guaranteed to satisfy all walks of life; the perfect place to plan your next vacation and activities.

Restaurants in Coeur d'Alene

For a complete list of restaurants in Coeur d’Alene and reviews, please click here.

Tony’s on the Lake$$$ – Italian, Cocktail Bars – 6823 Coeur D’Alene Lake Dr – (208) 667-9885

Rawdeadfish$$ – Food Trucks, Japanese, Seafood – 514 E Best Ave – (208) 755-6829

Café Carambola – $$ – Latin American, Mexican – 610 W Hubbard St – (208) 676-8784

Ten/6$$ – Breakfast & Brunch, Cajun/Creole – 726 N 4th St – (208) 930-0905

Midtown Bluebird$$ – American (New), Bars – 816 N 4th St – (208) 665-3777

Seasons of Coeur d’Alene$$ – American (Traditional), Bars – 209 Lakeside Ave – (208) 664-8008

Collective Kitchen Public House – $$ – American (New) – 501 E Sherman Ave – (208) 930-4762

The Garnet Café – $$ – Breakfast & Brunch, American (New) – 315 E Walnut Ave – (208) 667-2729

The Filling Station on 5th$$ – Gastropubs, Beer Bar – 501 Sherman Ave – (208) 665-4681

Satay Bistro$$ – American (New), Wine Bars – 2501 N 4th St – (208) 765-2555

Honey Eatery and Social Club$$ – Cocktail Bars, Speakeasies, Breakfast & Brunch – 317 Sherman Ave – (208) 930-1514

Cosmic Cowboy Grill$$ – American (New), Salad & Wraps – 412 W Haycraft Ave – (208) 277-0000

Moon Time$$ – American (New), Lounges, Gastropubs – 1602 Sherman Ave – (208) 667-2331

Crafted Tap House and Kitchen$$ – American (New), Salad, Beer Bar – 523 E Sherman Ave – (208) 292-4813

Cedars Floating Restaurant$$$ – Seafood, Steakhouses – 1514 S Marina Dr – (208) 664-2922

El Paisa Mexican Food – $ – 1801 N Lincoln Way – (208) 930-4210

The Relic Smokehouse and Pub – $$ – 1901 E Sherman Ave – (208) 966-4082

Rokkos$$ – Japanese, Noodles – 2360 Old Mill Lp – (208) 930-0092

Michael D’s Eatery$$ – American (Traditional), Breakfast & Brunch – 203 Coeur d’Alene Lake Dr – (208) 676-9049

Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese$$ – American, Sandwiches – 1735 W Kathleen Ave Ste 3 – (208) 664-1717

Vine & Olive Eatery and Wine Bar – $$ – Tapas/Small Plates – 2037 N Main St – (208) 758-7770

HuHot Mongolian Grill$$ – Mongolian, Chinese – 226 W Ironwood Dr – (208) 966-4411

The Mango Tree CDA – $$ – Indian – 1726 W Kathleen Ave – (208) 930-1416

Fire Artisan Pizza$$ – 517 Sherman Ave – (208) 676-1743

Woops! Coeur d’Alene$$ – Macarons, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch – 119 N 4th St – (208) 758-8270

Chinatown Restaurant$$ – Chinese – 512 W Appleway Ave – (208) 666-6288

Sushi I$$ – Fish – 2384 N Old Mill Lp – (208) 292-4988

Guides, Tours & Rentals

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Red Horse Mountain RanchGuided Adventures, Kid’s Programs – 11077 E Blue Lake Rd – (888) 689-9680

Silver Mountain Bike ParkRentals, Mountain Biking – 610 Bunker Ave – (208) 783-1517

KJ Watersports LLC – Boat Rentals – 1621 Northwest Blvd – (208) 818-9040

ROW Adventure CenterMulti-day Adventures, Guided Adventures & Tours – 418 Coeur d’Alene Ave – (208) 770-2517

Fins & Feathers Tackle ShopGuide Service, Supplies – 1816 Sherman Ave – (208) 667-9304

West Plains Skydiving LLCFirst Jumps and Training, Tandem Flights – 2045 Schoessler Rd – (509) 838-5867

Summer Snow OutfittersScooter, ATV, Snowmobile Rentals & Tours – 1324 E Sherman Ave – (208) 758-1119

Hagadone Marine GroupBoat Sales & Rentals – 1000 S Marina Drive – (208) 415-5600

Tree to Tree Idaho Adventure CourseSeasonal Aerial Adventure Course – Farragut State Park – (208) 423-8289

Coeur d’Alene AdventuresGuided Adventures, Water Sports Rentals – 105 N 1st St – (208) 918-2082

The BuoyBoat Rentals, Buoy Food Boat Excursions – 420 E Front Ave – (208) 449-0012

Just Add Water Sports (JAWS) – Boat, Jet Ski, Pontoon Rentals – 1603 Sherman Ave – (208) 765-8333

Timberline AdventuresTree-top Guided Adventures – 210 Sherman Ave #131 – (208) 820-2080

Grocery Stores

Newport Avenue Market – 1121 NW Newport Ave – (541) 382-3940

Market of Choice – 115 NW Sisemore St – (541) 382-5828

Safeway (Multiple Locations) –

Trader Joe’s – 63455 N Hwy 97 – (541) 312-4198

CE Lovejoys Brookswood Market – 19530 Amber Meadow Dr – (541) 388-1188

Albertsons – 61155 S Hwy 97 – (541) 382-3600

Fred Meyer – 61535 S Hwy 97 – (541) 385-6667

DISCOVER DESTINATIONS

The Creek House was everything that was advertised and then some. The property management team was very accommodating and helpful with recommendations to ensure our week in Durango for fishing and site-seeing was successful. This was the perfect house and setting for a relaxing week. We’ll be back.

October 9, 2019

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